Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Lens Compatibility: The Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera is
compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup. This gives you a
wide range of lenses to choose from, from ultra-wide angle to super-telephoto
lenses. No lens is included with the EOS 60D camera.
Viewfinder: The EOS 60D features an eye-level, pentaprism
optical viewfinder with approximately 96% coverage. It has a built-in diopter so
you can adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight with or without glasses. Separate
dioptric adjustment viewfinder lenses (from +2 to -4), available from Canon, can
be installed on the camera, if desired. When using
the self-timer or remote control, the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap,
can be used to prevent light from entering the eyepiece.
Vari-angle Clear View LCD Monitor: The EOS 60D features a 3" Clear View TFT
color LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots which allows you to view and shoot
real-time images. The monitor swivels out and rotates up to 270° for shooting at
difficult angles. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness
levels to choose from. The LCD monitor's anti-reflection
and water-repellant coating provides a clearer and more smudge-resistant surface
and a light sensor integrated into the screen enables automatic brightness
adjustment in accordance with ambient light.
Live View: The Live View Function enables you to shoot still
images or videos while viewing the image on the camera's LCD monitor. The Final
Image Simulation function lets you view the effects of the camera's settings on
the photo you are taking. You can check the color, white balance, lighting,
exposure, depth of field, and aspect ratio before you take the shot.
Dual Axis Electronic Level: The EOS 60D also
features a new Dual Axis Electronic Level and tilt display that aids in
achieving perfectly level shots, displaying both roll and pitch in 1°
increments, either in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
Grid Display: The grid display superimposes vertical and
horizontal lines in the monitor during Live View to help you compose your
pictures. You can choose from Grid 1 which divides the monitor into 9
sections--3 vertical and 3 horizontal. Grid 2 divides the monitor into 24
sections--4 vertical and 6 horizontal.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
The EOS 60D features a Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9mm) CMOS sensor that captures a high level of resolution so it's easy to crop images
for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing
noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be
remarkably smooth. The image sensor has a 3:2 aspect ratio with 19-million total
pixels (5432 H x 3492 V) and 18-million effective pixels (5200 H x 3462 V).
Sensor Cleaning: The camera has a self-cleaning sensor unit attached to the image
sensor's front-layer (low-pass filter) to shake off dust automatically. The dust
delete data can also be appended to the image so that the dust spots remaining
can be erased automatically by the provided Digital Photo Professional software.
Note: Dust which could
not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with
DIGIC 4 Image Processor:
The EOS 60D's DIGIC
4 Image Processor ensures that images are captured, processed, and saved with
remarkable speed. This improved processor makes possible a new 3:2 multiple
aspect ratio, in-camera RAW image processing, creative filters, image resizing
with new S2 and S3 image-recording quality. Large 18MP images can be shot at 5.3
fps. The chip's 14-bit signal processing give you excellent image gradation,
enhanced Face Detection Live mode, Full HD video recording, and the Auto
Recording Media: The EOS 60D records images onto SD, SDHC,
and SDXC memory cards. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards, which
allow you to automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or
upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.
Note: No recording media is supplied with the camera.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW (14-bit) formats in 3:2 aspect ratio. During Live View Shooting, you can
also record images in 4:3, 16:9 or 1:1 aspect ratio. Simultaneous RAW+JPEG recording is also possible. In
addition, the camera can record video in the MOV format
(Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Linear PCM). Audio is recorded in monaural
using the built-in microphone, or in stereo with an external stereo microphone
- JPEG: You can choose from the following JPEG resolutions: Large
(5184 x 3456), Medium (3456 x 2304), Small 1 (2592 x 1728
pixels). For each resolution, you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. Two
other image sizes are available in Fine quality (compression) only: Small 2
(1920 x 1280) and Small 3 (720 x 480). Note: Resolutions of images of
all aspect ratios are listed at the bottom of the page.)
- RAW Format: The
RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera CMOS sensor
without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto
the card as is. RAW images can be processed in the camera and saved as JPEG
images. You can choose
from the following RAW resolutions: RAW (5184 x 3456), mRAW (3888 x 2592), or
sRAW (2592 x 1728). You can also record a Large/Fine JPEG image along with a
RAW or sRAW image simultaneously. mRAW and sRAW images cannot be processed in
the camera; you must use the supplied software.
- MOV Format (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM): The EOS
supports 1920 x 1080 (30/25/24 fps) and 1280 x 720 (60/50 fps) in HD (high definition) mode and 640 x 480
(60/50 fps) in SD
(standard definition) mode. Crop 640 x 480 is also available, providing a
telephoto effect of approximately 7x. The camera can record up to 12 minutes of
continuous HD video or 24 minutes of continuous SD video in a single clip.
Using an optional 8 GB CF card, a total of 22 minutes of Full HD (1920 x
1080) or HD (1280 x 720) can be recorded, and a total of 46 minutes of 640 x
480 can be recorded.
Note: Video recording is only available in Live View Mode using
the camera's LCD monitor.
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS 60D offers the following Drive (Shutter) modes.
- Single Shooting: When
you press the shutter button completely, one shot will be taken.
- Continuous Shooting: While you press the shutter
button completely, multiple shots will be taken continuously.
- High-Speed: maximum 5.3 shots per second
- Low-Speed: maximum 3 shots per second
- Self-Timer: The camera will
record an image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button.
Note: The Canon EOS 60D is compatible with the following IR
wireless remote controls (RC-1 or RC-5), so you can shoot remotely up to
approximately 16.4 feet.
AF System: The EOS 60D features a 9-point, cross-type Auto
Focus system. With f/5.6 and faster lenses, all 9 AF points are sensitive to
both vertical and horizontal lines. With f/2.8 lenses, the camera's center AF
point's sensitivity to vertical and horizontal lines is about twice as sensitive
as the other AF points. You can manually select any of the 9 AF points to
AF Modes: You can select the AF mode to suit the shooting
conditions or subject. In Basic Zone modes, the most suitable AF mode is set
automatically. You can choose from the following AF modes:
- One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the
camera focuses only once
- AI Servo AF: for
moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will
be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway
- AI Focus AF: switches
from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving
Manual Focus: When autofocus fails due to conditions or
lighting, you can focus manually by setting the switch on the lens to MF and
turning the focus ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.
AF Assist Beam: The
camera's built-in flash (or an attached external flash) will fire a series of flashes in a row to assist during
auto-focusing in low-light situations. This AF-assist beam is
effective up to approximately 13.1 feet.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 60D offers various different
shooting modes, which are selectable on the top-mounted Mode Dial. The modes are
divided into zones: Creative Zone, Image Zone, and Basic Zone. To avoid
accidently changing the shooting mode, the mode dial has a lock, requiring you
to hold down the lock-release button while you turn the dial. The Shooting Modes
are as follows:
- Creative Zone:
- Camera User Setting: You can register most of the
current camera settings, including your preferred shooting mode, menus, and
custom function settings, for easy recall.
- Program AE: A general-purpose shooting mode; the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Bulb: When the Bulb setting is selected, the shutter stays open
as long as you hold down the shutter button completely, and closes when you
release it. Bulb exposures can be used for night scenes, fireworks, or other
subjects requiring long exposures.
- Basic Zone:
- Full Auto: During Full Auto mode, the camera automatically
selects the settings.
- Flash Off: This mode can be used in places where flash
photography is prohibited, such as museums. It can also be used for
capturing the ambience of a scene, such as candlelight scenes.
- Creative Auto: The Creative Auto mode enables you to easily
change the picture's brightness, depth of field, and color tone; while the
camera automatically adjusts the exposure.
- Image Zone:
- Portrait: The portrait setting blurs the background to make the
human subject stand out. Skin tones and hair look softer.
- Landscape: For wide shots of scenery, night scenes, or for photos
with everything near and far in focus. Greens and blues are accentuated.
- Close-up: For photographing flowers or small items up close.
- Sports: This mode captures moving subjects and freezes the
- Night Portrait: For taking portraits at night with a
natural-looking background. A tripod is recommended to avoid camera shake.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used
to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, however,
the viewfinder and LCD can only display the setting up to +/-3 stops.
Bracketing: With auto exposure
bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-3
stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. If the Drive Mode is
set to Single Shot, you will have to press the shutter button three times. If
set to Continuous shooting, the three bracketed shots will be taken
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of
focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining
the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted
63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering Sensor:
The EOS 60D features a new, 63 zone dual-layer sensor
designed to complement the 9-point AF system. By taking into account the
color and luminosity surrounding chosen AF points, this new system delivers
an entirely new level of accuracy for better results even in difficult
lighting situations. Since the metering sensor has a color measurement
function, exposure errors and focus errors caused by different light sources
are minimized; the EOS 60D gives stable exposure from shot to shot in
situations where light changes, such as in a theater or concert hall. This
makes the EOS 60D ideal for scenes with extreme difference in brightness such
as brightly lit scenes or backlit scenes; the camera balances exposure of
the main subject at the background, and exposures are not overly influenced
by bright areas in the shot. You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 6.5%
of the frame at the center
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject, uses approximately 2.8%
of the frame at the center
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene
ISO Speed: When shooting in the Creative Zone, the camera's ISO speed can be set
manually between 100 and 6400 in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments to suit your shooting conditions. In addition the camera features an
Auto ISO setting which allows the camera to automatically set the ISO speed
from 100 to 6400. When using the Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set
automatically. When in Auto ISO, you can set the maximum ISO speed to 400,
800, 1600, 3200, or 6400. ISO Expansion
allows you to set the speed to the equivalent of ISO 12800 if needed.
Built-in Flash: The
Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera features a built-in flash, which will pop
up and fire automatically in Basic Zone modes. In the Creative Zone modes, you
can pop up the flash manually when you wish to use the flash. When Red-eye
Reduction is applied, a pre-flash will prevent the red-eye effect for most
photos. Flash Exposure Compensation allows you to make the flash exposure darker
or brighter +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
External Flash: You can mount an external flash unit to the
camera's hot shoe. The camera is
compatible with Canon's external EX-series Speedlites (sold separately). The
camera's built-in flash can work as a master unit with Canon Speedlites
having a wireless slave feature and wirelessly trigger the Speedlite to
Auto Lighting Optimizer: If an image comes out dark or the contrast is
low, the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG
images, the correction is done when the image is captured.
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction: Due to lens
characteristics, the four corners of a picture might look darker. This is called
lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. With JPEG images, the
correction is done when the image is captured.
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of
each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include:
Standard: Image looks vivid,
sharp, and crisp.
Portrait: For nice skin
tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted
to change skin tone.
Landscape: Vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image.
Neutral: Natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer
to process images on their PC).
Faithful: When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color, no
sharpness applied. recommended for users who prefer to process images on
Monochrome: For black and white images; you can adjust the
filter effect of the monochrome setting to Black&White, Yellow, Orange, Red,
User Defined 1-3: You can register your own Picture
Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings:
The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions,
color temperature: 3000-7000 K.
- Daylight: For recording outdoors on a
bright day, color temperature: 5200 K.
- Shade: Counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature:
Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset: For cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color
temperature: 6000 K.
- Tungsten Light: For incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K.
- White Fluorescent
Light: Eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K.
- Flash Use:
A starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites,
color temperature: 6000 K.
Enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import
white balance data for the setting, color temperature:
- Other WB Settings:
- Color Temperature: Manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments.
- White Balance Correction: You can
correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has
the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color
compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.
- White Balance Auto Bracketing: With just one
shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded
simultaneously. Based on the current white balance mode's standard color
temperature, the white balance setting can be changed from 0 to +/-3 stops
in whole-stop increments.
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera,
you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal
images, sRGB is recommended. In the camera's Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of
an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right
side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent
camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Multi-Language: The camera's menus system
supports 25 different languages including English, French and Spanish.
Play, Edit, and Print
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by
selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, Stills, or Rating.
Index Display: This feature allows you to view four or nine images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
Jump Playback: During playback you can jump to images 1, 10
or 100 images at a time. You can also jump screens by date, folder, movies,
stills, or rating.
Zoom Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased
Video/HDMI Outputs: With the supplied video cable, you can playback
images from the camera on a TV (NTSC or PAL). There is also a mini-HDMI jack
which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable,
such as 280HTC100, is required.
Printing Effects: The digital SLR camera allows you to choose from
the following Printing Effects:
- On: image will be printed according to the printer's standard
- Off: no automatic correction will be performed
- Vivid: image will be printed with higher saturation to produce
more vivid blues and greens
- NR: image noise is reduced before printing
- B/W: prints in black-and-white with true blacks
- B/W Cool: prints in black-and-white with cool, bluish blacks
- B/W Warm: prints in black-and-white with warm, yellowish blacks
- Natural: prints the image in the actual colors and contrast
- Natural M: printing characteristics are the same as the "Natural"
setting, however this setting enable finer printing adjustments
- Default: printing will differ depending on the printer
Brightness: The image brightness can be adjusted within the camera
Red-Eye Correction: The red eye phenomenon will be corrected
within the camera before printing.
Trimming: You can crop an image and print only the trimmed portion
as if the image was recomposed. You can also edit out the first and last
scenes of a movie in 1-second increments.
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which
image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print
function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at
participating photo labs.
Direct Print Function: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a
CP-series printer that supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect
the camera directly to certain Canon Bubble Jet printers. In this way, you can
make prints directly from the camera without connecting a
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The Canon EOS 60D
conforms to Exif Print, a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as
exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the
image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with Exif
Print are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs,
exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent
communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or
mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
Power Options: The EOS 60D operates on the supplied
Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/1800 mAh). The battery can be charged in the
supplied LC-E6 battery charger in approximately 150 minutes. The performance
specs for a fully charged LP-E6 battery pack are as
|| LCD Shooting
||1 hr 40 min
Optional BG-E9 Battery Grip: You can use two LP-E6
Lithium-Ion batteries or AA batteries in the optional BG-E9 battery grip
(280BGE9). Using the BG-E9 on the camera, the battery capacity is as follows:
||Dual LP-E6 Battery Packs
||Six "AA" Alkaline Batteries
|At 73°F (23°C)
|At 32°F (0°C)
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC
adapter kit, you can operate the camera on common household power.
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 minutes.
Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Supplied Software: The EOS 60D comes bundled with the
EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.23.0, which includes:
- Digital Photo Professional 3.9 (Windows/Macintosh):
The Digital Photo Professional software (DPP) is a high-performance RAW
image processing, viewing and editing software for Canon EOS Digital
cameras. You can view, edit, process, and print RAW images at high-speed.
You can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images. This
software supports RAW, JPEG and TIFF images.
- ZoomBrowserEX Ver.6.6
(Windows)/ImageBrowser Ver.6.6 (Macintosh): ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.6) for Windows and ImageBrowser (Version 6.6) for Mac OS X are the easy, user-friendly options
for viewing and editing of JPEG and even RAW image files. Both allow viewing
of numerous types of images including finished TIFF and BMP files. Both also
have a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of
single images or batches of files, and offer a variety of options for
printing without using a separate image-editing program. processing, and printing (you can
also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images).
- PhotoStitch Ver.3.1/3.2 (Windows/Macintosh): PhotoStitch Ver.3.2 merges images
together vertically or horizontally to make large panoramic images.
- Picture Style Editor Ver.1.8 (Windows/Macintosh):
Canon's Picture Style Editor enables photographers to create custom Picture
Style profiles that can be used to customize the appearance of JPEG and RAW
images captured with EOS Digital SLR cameras. Picture Style files created
with Picture Style Editor can be loaded into the EOS cameras that support
Picture Style and may also be used when processing RAW images in Canon
software applications Digital Photo Professional, ZoomBrowser EX (for
Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Mac).
- EOS Utility Ver.2.9 (Windows/Macintosh): EOS Utility
(Version 2.9) for Macintosh or Windows handles the connection between the
camera and computer, whenever they're connected via USB. It allows remote
controlled shooting from the computer, handles downloading of images from
the camera to the computer, and allows seamless linking to either Canon's ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser or Digital Photo Professional software once images
have been copied to the hard drive. Furthermore, it's used to upload
settings back into a USB-connected camera.
Windows XP Professional/Home (SP2/SP3)
*compatible with 32-bit/64-bit systems for all
versions except Starter Edition
|Mac OS X v10.4 to v10.6
||PC with one of the above OS preinstalled
||Macintosh with one of the above OS preinstalled
Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
(Core2 Duo or higher recommended)
PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor
(Core2 Duo 2.6GHz or higher recommended
for MOV movies)
- Win7 (32-bit): 1 GB
- Win7 (64-bit): 2 GB
- Vista: 1 GB
- XP: 512 MB
- EOS Utility: 1 GB (2 GB for Win7 64-bit systems)
- Digital Photo Pro: 1 GB
- Picture Style Editor : 1 GB
- 512 MB (v10.4, v10.5)
- 1 GB (v10.6)
- EOS Utility: 1 GB
- Digital Photo Pro: 1 GB
- Picture Style Editor : 1 GB
- Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels or more
- Color Quality: Medium (16-bit) or more
- Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels or more
- Color Quality: Thousands of colors or more
Still Image Capacity:
||Capacity Using 4 GB SDHC Memory
5184 x 3456
3456 x 2304
2592 x 1728
1920 x 1080
720 x 480
5184 x 3456
3888 x 2592
2592 x 1728
|RAW + JPEG
5184 x 3456
|RAW + JPEG (Fine)
3888 x 2592
|mRAW + JPEG (Fine)
2592 x 1728
|sRAW + JPEG (Fine)
Moving Recording Time:
|Movie Recording Size
||Total Record Time
|8 GB SDHC
||16 GB SDHC
|1920 x 1080
|1280 x 720
|640 x 480
Crop 640 x 480
||1 hr 32 min.
Note: The maximum file size of a single
movie clip is 4 GB. For HD movies, the maximum recording time of a single
clip is approximately 12 minutes. For SD movies, the maximum is
approximately 24 minutes.
All Available Image Sizes:
||Aspect Ratio and Resolution
|5184 x 3456
|4608 x 3456
|5184 x 2912
|3456 x 3456
||3456 x 2304
|3072 x 2304
|3456 x 1944
|2304 x 2304
||3888 x 2592
|3456 x 2592
|3888 x 2188
|2592 x 2592
|2592 x 1728
|2304 x 1728
|2592 x 1456
|1728 x 1728
||1920 x 1280
|1696 x 1280
|1920 x 1080
|1280 x 1280
||720 x 480
|640 x 480
|720 x 400
|480 x 480